News

25th birthday becomes chance to clean up pond

Beth Compton didn’t celebrate her 25th birthday by going bowling or clubbing, or even out to eat. Instead, she and about 14 friends cleared blackberry bushes and ivy from Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area, which is just off the Cedar River Trail and Renton-Maple Valley Highway.

  • May 30, 2008

Bob Vos re-elected to conservation board

In an election that cost about $50,000, Bob Vos of Auburn was re-elected March 18 to the Board of Supervisors of the King Conservation District.

  • May 30, 2008

Two key officials receive new titles

Two top city administrators have new titles, part of the city’s efforts to combine short- and long-range planning under one boss and all planning employees in one spot.

  • May 30, 2008

Wheelchair athletes compete at Renton High

About 150 wheelchair athletes will come to Renton this weekend for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association varsity championships, hosted by Northwest Adaptive Sports, the Seattle Sonics and local Kiwanis clubs.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton RotaCare serves thousands Care for those in need

Each of the several people seated in the Renton Salvation Army Food Bank and Service Center last Saturday morning has a different ailment. The 14-year-old girl has a sprained ankle and her mother herniated back discs. The diabetic man needs insulin and the 13-year-old boy a physical and immunizations.

  • May 30, 2008

Kentridge students show off their technology

The Kent School District got a chance to show itself off this week as it hosted educators from across the country for a National School Boards Association Education Technology Site Visit.

  • May 30, 2008

Sign-up under way for walk

Registration is still open for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Seattle Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk June 21 to 22.

  • May 30, 2008

Position open on diversity committee

The City of Renton is seeking candidates for one position on the Advisory Commission on Diversity.

  • May 30, 2008

Consultant recommends private animal shelter

A consultant to the King County Council recommended Monday that a private agency should take over the county’s Animal Care and Control services.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton teens volunteer time to help others Harnessing the energy of youth

They’re at nearly every community event, in their turquoise T shirts, ready to serve. They are middle and high school students volunteering their time to help others. They are the Renton Youth Council, and Renton City Council member Don Persson says they are the best group of kids he has ever worked with.

  • May 30, 2008

11th District Democrats to caucus on Saturday

Democrats in the 11th Legislative District will hold their caucus Saturday to elect the delegates and alternates to the 7th, 8th and 9th Congressional District caucuses in May.

  • May 30, 2008

Renton PTSA Council honors its volunteers

The Renton PTSA Council recently held its annual Founders Day celebration to honor its volunteers and the national organization’s founding.

  • May 30, 2008

Student gets a close-up look at D.C.

Renton High senior Manpreet Kaur recently returned from a week in Washington, D.C., where she joined 428 students from 31 countries and 31 states for The Honeywell Scholars @ Presidential Classroom.

  • May 30, 2008

Hearing set on hospital recall petition

A hearing on the recall petition against Don Jacobson, the president of Valley Medical Center’s commissioners, has been set for Thursday.

  • May 30, 2008

Lions to offer health screening, collect food

The Regional Lions Clubs’ 60th Annual Convention is Friday and Saturday at Renton’s Holiday Inn on South Grady Way. The convention begins Friday night with Hawaiian Extravaganza Fun Night, featuring a tropical crockpot cook-off and other contests.

  • May 30, 2008

Herons back, still fend off pair of eagles

Mike Hamilton is a birdman. The Sammamish resident and retired Boeing employee photographs birds pretty much every day. But the herons are his favorite. Specifically the great blue herons in Renton’s Black River Riparian Forest. Hamilton spends every Wednesday afternoon with friends in the city-owned, 93-acre forest just off Oakesdale Avenue Southwest.

  • May 30, 2008

HOT time on 167

The HOT lane is coming to State Route 167 between Renton and Auburn.

  • May 30, 2008

Duvall widening work to start in June

Construction

  • May 30, 2008

Holmes Electric is moving to Kent

Displaced

  • May 30, 2008